READY for SPRING
I think we've all seen enough snow by now, so when I saw a display of potted orchids over three feet tall for a reasonably priced $39.99 at my local Kroger, I decided to pitch my Christmas poinsettia. The pot fit perfectly in my antique urn.
Although there were several choices of color, the light green seemed interesting to me and brought many comments at the checkout aisle.
I've also been itching to buy some spring bulb flowers, although they are fairly hard to find in our stores here at the moment. I bought an absolutely huge antique glass dome on my last trip home to the Amanas -- a hard to find size, 17 inches in diameter -- and wanted it to cover an antique ironstone cake stand, but decided it's big enough to act as a terrarium, too.
I was surprised to find these hyacinth bulbs hidden at the end of an aisle in the gardening department of our local Meijer store and love that the roots are exposed and all I need to do is keep the water level at a certain height (making it harder to kill, I hope?). We shall see.
2/12/2011 09:18:04 pm
I love your idea of putting an orchid in an antique urn. We take our orchid with us in the car between two homes, but for some reason it didn't bloom this year. With such a reasonable price, maybe I should replace it with a new one.
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